Hiland’s 4×800 foursome of Joe Wengerd, Lorin Hershberger, Hunter Yoder and Matt Troyer grabbed the eighth and final spot on the podium for a regional medal on May 26. When Troyer crossed the line as the anchor of the group, the Hawks quartet had run an 8:29.32, beating the school record they had set one week earlier by two seconds. They had pulled away form all four of their challengers for the final podium spot, winning by an eight second edge.
Lorin Hershberger said the act of seeing his name on the big record board at Hiland’s track stadium is also something he will cherish.
“It’s pretty amazing, because I never thought I’d be any good when I started my freshman year,” said Hershberger with a laugh. “I think when I started that year I was the worst runner ever, and now, here we are.”